1 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord ♦︎
and to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 To tell of your love early in the morning ♦︎
and of your faithfulness in the night-time,
3 Upon the ten-stringed instrument, upon the harp, ♦︎
and to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, Lord, have made me glad by your acts, ♦︎
and I sing aloud at the works of your hands.
5 O Lord, how glorious are your works! ♦︎
Your thoughts are very deep.
6 The senseless do not know, ♦︎
nor do fools understand,
7 That though the wicked sprout like grass ♦︎
and all the workers of iniquity flourish,
8 It is only to be destroyed for ever; ♦︎
but you, O Lord, shall be exalted for evermore.
9 For lo, your enemies, O Lord,
lo, your enemies shall perish, ♦︎
and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn you have exalted
like the horns of wild oxen; ♦︎
I am anointed with fresh oil.
11 My eyes will look down on my foes; ♦︎
my ears shall hear the ruin of the evildoers
who rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, ♦︎
and shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon.
13 Such as are planted in the house of the Lord ♦︎
shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; ♦︎
they shall be vigorous and in full leaf;
15 That they may show that the Lord is true; ♦︎
he is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Praise the Lord, O my soul:
while I live will I praise the Lord; ♦︎
as long as I have any being,
I will sing praises to my God.
2 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in any human power, ♦︎
for there is no help in them.
3 When their breath goes forth, they return to the earth; ♦︎
on that day all their thoughts perish.
4 Happy are those who have the God of Jacob for their help, ♦︎
whose hope is in the Lord their God;
5 Who made heaven and earth,
the sea and all that is in them; ♦︎
who keeps his promise for ever;
6 Who gives justice to those that suffer wrong ♦︎
and bread to those who hunger.
7 The Lord looses those that are bound; ♦︎
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
8 The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; ♦︎
the Lord loves the righteous;
9 The Lord watches over the stranger in the land;
he upholds the orphan and widow; ♦︎
but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
10 The Lord shall reign for ever, ♦︎
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.